Sergio has been part of the Howard County Community his entire life. He grew up in Columbia and attended Wilde Lake H.S. where his jewelry education began. After high school, Sergio continued learning about jewelry through hands-on experience working at the bench. In fact, every job he had after high school had been fixing and creating jewelry until he opened his first store in Catonsville in 1984. An instant success, Sergio used his expansive jewelry knowledge and natural business skills to grow his business quickly. In two short years, he had outgrown his original store and moved into a larger location. In 1998, he opened Sergio's Fine Jewelry in Ellicott City. Sergio possesses two certificates in Professional Gemology and sits on the Board of Directors for the Maryland/ Delaware/ Washington D.C. Jewelry Association.